Ingenio Azucarero de San José, Nerja

Ingenio Azucarero de San José

Ingenio Azucarero de San José

Date

23 April 2014
Location

Nerja, Andalucía, Spain

36.74495656, -3.88500719

Information

The Ingenio Azucarero de San José (St Joseph Sugar Mill) in Nerja was built in 1870 by a company formed by three local industrialists: brothers Vicente and Antonio Martínez Manescau and Gabriel Rodríguez Navas. It was acquired three years later by the Larios family and it was to become the most important of the sugar factories in Nerja. But by 1968 the mill was no longer profitable and was closed. It was sold by the Larios sugar company in 1976 and was thereafter used as a training centre and also for community purposes. In 1985 the facility was renovated and converted into a state secondary school (El Instituto de Educacíon Secundaria El Chaparil). As part of the re-development project three of the mill buildings – the grinding, cooking and boiler houses – were demolished and others were converted for school use. The molasses shed became the assembly hall, for example, and the store house the gym.

 

Ingenio Azucarero de San José

Ingenio Azucarero de San José

Ingenio Azucarero de San José

Ingenio Azucarero de San José

Ingenio Azucarero de San José

Ingenio Azucarero de San José

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